The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game

Plastic NumbersA few random thoughts on numbers.

The bible says to number our days, it brings wisdom and perspective. That’s enough math for me.

But today, it’s all about numbers, alright – numbering people; body counts: how many are in your church? How many friends on your facebook page? How many talking heads can you listen to in one day describe Michael Jackson’s memorial? What’s your cholesterol count, your credit score, your calorie count, your mobile number, land line, social security number, credit card code on the back, how much did that latest movie bring in, how many books does it take to make a best-seller, and on and on. Bigger is better, more people means a more successful ministry or a better book, song, or party. But numbering our days, or having a small bible study group, or even getting away from all the crowds and bells and whistleswe have comforted ourselves with is considered peculiar. The whole notion of a ‘still small voice’ is so foreign to us that we hear everything BUT His direction, correction, and perfection.

I find over and over that the number of those who love the Lord with their whole heart, soul, mind, and spirit are few indeed, and always have been. The Bible is about relatively few people, written by few, and followed by few. I find that the older I get, the more I want to lead a simple, peaceful life, with ever fewer voices, opinions, and wills. His voice, His opinion, and His will are all I really need.

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.

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  1. Lynn July 12, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Mary, you are so insightful and a gift to our church. Thank you for all you give with time, and investigation and keeping us current with the times.
    Blessings,

  2. Mary July 13, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    You are too kind. All I can ask is that He use me somehow, it may not seem to us at times that He is working through us, but the Lord knows, and He is using us all in some capacity. I keep telling myself on this sleepy Monday morning that He can use me when I least expect it. Keep looking up. I hope to post more today…..bless you!! mare

  3. Christy August 9, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Love this…you really captured something I have thought and felt, but never articulated.

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